Community welcome new leader

A WARM WELCOME: Glen and Kate Brown are looking forward to 2021 at St Joseph's School Oberon. Photo: Supplied.

A WARM WELCOME: Glen and Kate Brown are looking forward to 2021 at St Joseph's School Oberon. Photo: Supplied.

The St Joseph's School community were excited to welcome the Brown family to Oberon to begin the 2021 school year. Glen Brown is the new principal at St Joseph's Catholic School. Mr Brown comes to Oberon from St Columba's at Yeoval, where he spent 21 years, 17 of those as principal.

Over the past few weeks, Mr Brown has had the opportunity to meet the staff, students and members of the wider community, and he couldn't be more excited to join this school. He said that in every conversation, the sense of community and the care and concern for students has shone through and he looks forward to listening to ideas and vision for St Joseph's, learning from you about this community, and leading with you as we enter 2021.

Mr Brown has a strong belief that education is a life-long process and he is looking forward to learning much about the uniqueness of St Joseph's this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, he brings a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. Mr Brown is excited to unite his experience, openness to learn, and child-centered approach to support students.

Mr Brown's wife, Kate is also very excited to make the move to Oberon and will be teaching Year 6 at St Joseph's. She has also had extensive teaching experience as she has been teaching at St Columba's Yeoval for the past 10 years as the Year 3 to Year 6 teacher.

She has also taught and held executive positions in a number of schools in the diocese. The Browns are very excited for all of the opportunities Oberon has to offer and are looking forward to living in the community. They have three boys. Simon and Toby are in high school and Charlie will be in year 5 at St Joseph's.


St Joseph's School Oberon provides students with a wide education in modern and comfortable classrooms and specialist rooms. The school provides a K to 10 formal religious education curriculum with a variety of programs. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff provide a stimulating learning environment using the latest technology. Quality teaching in small class sizes leads to above average outcomes in national testing.